Eastern Red Cedar

Scientific Name: Juniperous virginiana

Identification Characteristics: Leaves scale like; 2-4cm in length.

Other Interesting Facts: This dense, slow-growing tree has a fine-grained heartwood once commonly used for making longbows, flatbows and sinewed bows. It is also the premier wood for pencils, and its cones are used to flavor gin. The leaves of the Eastern Red Cedar can be boiled to make a tea.